How Thermal Remediation Is So Important in the Modern Age

We’re always looking for ways to help the environment: recycling our plastics, switching from paper to jute, and upcycling our old goods and turning them into something new. Although we might think that one person can’t make a difference. If we all engage in little things like this, we can positively impact our environment.

But it isn’t just about making proper use of what we have but also engaging in processes that are as eco-friendly as possible not to hurt our planet. Yet, many things we engage in daily, from driving cars to taking extra long showers in the morning, harm the earth. So, it’s up to us to do such things in moderation and find alternatives where we see fit.

Speaking of environmentally safe alternatives, thermal remediation is one of the many processes introduced as a safer alternative to chemical fumigation or fogging. You might ask, what is thermal remediation exactly? Thermal remediation is an environmentally-friendly heat treatment involving steam injection created in the 1990s.

Although it’s more than two decades old, thermal remediation is still important today in the following ways.

It’s used to clean up contaminated sites effectively

One significant environmental concern isn’t just reducing how many contaminants we release into our environment but properly cleaning them up. Thermal remediation can do that; we need it more than ever. Thermal remediation technologies can clean up contaminants, including dioxins, VOCs, DNAPL, PCB, SVOCs, and more, that are found in groundwater and soil.

It kills pests without the use of eco-harming chemicals.

Pests like bed bugs are often killed with environmentally harmful chemicals. While they work, these chemicals are detrimental to our and our pets’ health. There are many short- and possibly even long-term side effects to exposure to these chemicals. Even worse, they linger in our environment, damaging for years to our home planet.

However, with an environmentally safe treatment like thermal remediation. Pests of all life cycle stages can be eradicated in a snap. Even better, with this technology, eradication can be done without dangerous chemicals. Leaving your site with no hazardous residues or poisoned air.

It can save money in the long run.

When choosing thermal remediation over the use of chemicals. You typically only need one treatment that only takes a single day. But not only will you likely not have to pay for multiple treatments, but no furniture or other belongings will have to be discarded after the complete remediation process.

Meanwhile, other methods often require multiple sessions over several days, and your furniture, linens, and the like may have to be discarded afterwards for health purposes.


While chemicals and pesticides are commonly used to get rid of contaminants and insects. Thermal remediation technology is often more effective. Likewise, thermal remediation can usually be done in one treatment, doesn’t necessitate throwing away your belongings as no chemicals are used, and doesn’t hurt the environment in the process.

Based on the latter, it’s clear that thermal remediation is something we need more than ever before. Especially in a world where environmental concerns are so prevalent.

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